11 Jan '18, 4pm

Army National Guard Soldier gives his life to save others in massive NYC apartment fire

Army National Guard Soldier gives his life to save others in massive NYC apartment fire

NEW YORK -- A New York Army National Guard Soldier who died in a massive apartment house fire in the Bronx on Dec. 28, is being credited with saving four lives, rescuing people three times before he returned to the building and did not come out. Detectives assigned to the New York Police Department's 48th Precinct reported that Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah entered the apartment building at 2363 Prospect Avenue at least three times to assist other residents and family members after he initially escaped the fire. Mensah had lived in the building and recently returned home from military training in Virginia. Twelve New York City residents died in the fire which began after 6:30 p.m. Fire department investigators say the blaze was started by a young boy playing with a gas stove. The fire spread after the child's family escaped the apartment and neglected to close the apartment door be...

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